Nutrition Facts and Food Labels

What Is the Glycemic Index?

A food's glycemic index ranking only applies when a food is consumed on an empty stomach without any other type of food. As anyone who's ever eaten food knows, this isn't always how we eat.

Be a smart shopper by reading labels to find out more about the foods you eat. Learn the basics of the Nutrition Facts Panel, the meaning of health claims, terms and symbols on food packaging, and how to use that information to identify healthy choices.

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